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  • Common Crow Butterfly Baby

    More like a teenager I think. A live focus stack of a Common Crow or Oleander Caterpillar (Euploea core). Woodgate, Qld.

  • Wasp Hopper Parasite

    Newborn planthoppers with a wasp parasite hatched from the same eggs. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Moth Parasite

    Wasp lays her eggs inside tiny moth eggs. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Wingman

    Flatid planthopper nymph carries a small hitch hiker under it's wing. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Hopper History

    The life history of every instar of this hopper (plus a few tiny absentees). Woodgate, Qld.

  • Red Springtail

    Lumpy red springtail navigating a rotten log. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Thread-legged Mantis Bug

    Four skinny, long legs and two mantis-shaped make for an interesting looking bug. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Red Mite Feeding

    Hairy mite batman! A mighty midge meal for a mite. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Cuckoo Wasp

    Also known as an Emerald Wasp, these beautiful wasps lay their eggs in other wasps nests. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Collembola IV

    Profile view of a beautiful, spotted globular springtail (Hexapoda, Collembola). Woodgate, Qld.

  • Collembola Butt

    My collembola don't want none unless you've got buns hun! Woodgate, Qld.

  • Head Louse Egg

    Well attached to a human hair. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Head Louse

    Portrait of a human head louse. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Blue Beauty

    The charming Maratus nigromaculatus peacock spider in my front lawn. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Mitey Small Bitey

    This is a very small Big-eyed Bug nymph feasting on a microscopic mite. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Portulaca Packer

    Homalictus bee collects pollen from a tiny portulaca flower. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Locust Parasite

    Scelio wasp hunts through sand to find locust eggs to parasitise. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Polly Pollenator

    Homalictus bee drinks nectar from the base of a flower. Her abdomen is full of pollen she has collected. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Golden Bee

    Halictid bee rests near a tiny flower. These bees are about 4mm long. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Blue Bee

    Metallic blue Halictid bee collects pollen and nectar from a tiny flower. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Sand Explorer

    Very small wasp (~3mm) flits around in a bare patch of sandy soil. She is part of the Scelionidae family of wasps and is looking for grasshopper eggs to parasitise. Woodgate, Qld.

  • Hibiscus-eating Planthopper

    Planthopper nymph on the flower stem of an Hibiscus shrub. Kyogle, NSW.

  • Lemon Myrtle Fly

    tiny fly on a Lemon Myrtle flower bud. Kyogle, NSW.

  • Brachymeria Wasp

    A solid little chalcid wasp (Brachymeria sp.) parasitises caterpillar cocoons on a hibiscus shrub. Kyogle, NSW.

  • Brachymeria Wasp Ovipositing

    Black chalcid wasp lays her eggs into a cocoon inside a curled leaf. The caterpillar's shed skin with head attached is under the coccoon on the left. Kyogle, NSW.

  • Brachymeria Wasp Ovipositing

    Black chalcid wasp lays her eggs into a cocoon inside a curled leaf. The caterpillar's shed skin with head attached is under the coccoon on the left. Kyogle, NSW.

  • Snub Nosed Weevil

    Portrait of a short-nosed weevil. Mundubbera, Qld.

  • Lanky Bum Face

    Long-legged apiny weevil (Mecopus sp.?) with feathery elytra. Mundubbera, Qld.

  • Snub Nosed Weevil

    Short-nosed weevil clings to a piece of bark. Mundubbera, Qld.

  • Masked Bee

    Masked bee (Hylaeus sp.) without a mask. Kyogle, NSW.

  • Lemon Myrtle Flower Chafer

    Nestled in the lovely little flowers of the Lemon Myrtle, brown Flower Beetle has a rest. Kyogle, NSW.

  • Flower Beetle

    Soft-winged Carphurus sp. flower beetle on a macadamia branch. Kyogle, NSW.

  • White Arkyidae

    White ambush spider (Arkys furcatus) waits on a leaf. Kyogle, NSW.

  • White Arkyidae

    White ambush spider (Arkys furcatus) waits on a leaf. Kyogle, NSW.

  • Garden Sac Spider

    Cheiracanthium gracile Koch, 1873 Long-spur Garden Sac Spider. Kyogle, NSW.

  • Secret Ant Business

    Crematogaster ants in the underneath of a Lemon Myrtle flower doing things to strange looking things. Kyogle, NSW.

  • Garden Sac Spider at Home

    Long-spur Garden Sac Spider (Cheiracanthium gracile Koch, 1873) in her curled leaf house. Kyogle, NSW.

  • Tiger Moth

    Tiger moth feeds on nectar from a lemon myrtle flower. Kyogle, NSW.

  • Broken Bee

    Masked bee (Hylaeus sp.) has part of her front leg missing. This must make it challenging to gather pollen. Kyogle, NSW.

  • Masked Bee

    Masked bee (Hylaeus sp.) chews on the stamen of a lemon myrtle flower to gather pollen. Kyogle, NSW.

  • Baby Snail

    Terrestrial snails only a few millimetres long have babies that are even smaller. This is a baby snail found on rotting wood. Kyogle, NSW.

  • Lemon Myrtle Love

    Mating flower beetles in lemon myrtle flowers. Kyogle, NSW.

  • Bee on Lemon Myrtle

    Male Homalictus bee blows bubbles on a lemon myrtle leaf. Kyogle, NSW.

  • Bee on Lemon Myrtle

    Male Homalictus bee blows bubbles on a lemon myrtle leaf. Kyogle, NSW.

  • Bugs on Bugs

    What may be waxy scale seems to be infested with mealy bugs. Girraween, Qld.

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